Meaning of “britches” in the English Dictionary

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"britches" in British English

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britchesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈbrɪtʃ.ɪz/ us /ˈbrɪtʃ.ɪz/ US

Examples from literature

  • Back in slavery time boys did not wear britches. 
  • He slit his britches leg, clear up above his knee! 
  • Here, I couldn't see a thing but shoes and britches legs and Captain Jones's walking stick. 
  • Then I grabbed him by the seat of the britches and heaved. 
  • Where I took my knee britches off, there I dropped them. 

(Definition of “britches” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"britches" in American English

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britchesplural noun

us /ˈbrɪtʃ·əz/

(Definition of “britches” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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